Thermal analysis of a winding turn-to-turn fault in PM synchronous machine

J.P.C. Smeets, J. Soulard, E. Lomonova

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This paper presents a detailed lumped parameter (LP) thermal model of an armature slot in a permanent magnet synchronous machine for traction applications. The model is used to investigate the temperature distribution in the slot after a turn-to-turn failure occurs. Steady-state analyses are conducted and a good agreement is found with FEM thermal simulations. The LP model is modified into a transient model and transient thermal analysis are conducted to predict the processing damage in the slot, which eventually might lead to a turn-to-tooth (ground) failure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 19th International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM), September 6-8, 2010, Rome, Italy
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4174-7
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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